Founder, CIO & Lead Portfolio Manager
Jacob founded Antipodes in March 2015 and is chief investment officer and lead portfolio manager.
Prior to founding Antipodes, Jacob spent 14 years at Platinum Asset Management where he was most recently deputy chief investment officer and a portfolio manager of the flagship Platinum International Fund. On resigning from Platinum in November 2014, he had direct portfolio management responsibility for over $3.5bn in AUM and was responsible, together with the CIO, for the firm-wide ($25bn in AUM) implementation of the investment process. He also served as portfolio manager for the Platinum Unhedged Fund (January 2007 to May 2014, achieving 5.7% per annum outperformance after fees) and the Platinum Japan Fund (January 2008 to November 2014, achieving 9.9% per annum outperformance after fees), the highest alpha generated by any Platinum fund over this period.
From 1996 to 2000, Jacob was head of technology and emerging industrials research at UBS Warburg Australia. He commenced his investment career in 1994 as a trainee investment analyst at Tyndall Australia – a high conviction, value oriented Australian equities manager.
Jacob holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney.